Visualisations Category

Making The Grade
Steep slopes can be a barrier and potential hazard for not only bike riders but pedestrians and those with mobility impairments (e.g. those in wheelchairs). So we thought it might be useful for planners and advocates to look at a map showing which roads are steeper than others. The Gradient Map displays average slope for a road segment and have been classified as follows: Less the 3% Grade (ideal for attracting novice riders) 3% – 5% Grade (attracting novices becomes increasingly difficult above 3% – see below) Above 5% Grade (should notRead More
Pricey fines for motorists in Sydney
Rideable mapped out the data behind an article by Business Insider Australia Speed Camera Article, published 26 August 2015. “The speed camera focused on northbound traffic on the Eastern Distributor in the tunnel between Oxford and William streets, is what NSW treasurer Gladys Berejiklian would call a nice little earner, courtesy of the Roads and Maritime Service.” Source:Read More
Look-whos-walking
We’ve remixed some census data from from 2011 to help us understand how Sydneysiders walk to work. We wanted to get an idea of how walkers ‘flow’ from home to work. Full size visualisations is here Source data: http://www.bts.nsw.gov.au/Statistics/Journey-to-Work/ RideableRead More
The most liveable cities according to
Three different takes on measuring “liveability” by three different publications. We popped the results in to a simple Venn diagram to see which cities are common in each of the top 10 ranking liveable cities from Mercer, Monacle and The Economist. Vienna, Vancouver and Sydney make all three!Read More
10 of the most
Mixing ‘top 10s’ from different, often very subjective, independent surveys can be somewhat misleading, but it is fun! The definition of ‘Liveability’. We picked the Economist’s measure of Living Standards which uses “data such crime rates, health statistics, sanitation standards, and expenditures on city services. Their primary clients, government and corporations, are interested in assessing “the degree to which expatriates enjoy the potential standard of living in the host location”. Ref Of course, when looking at ‘Bicycle Friendly’ cities, the popular go to website quoted is Copenhaganize. Interestingly the top ten most bicycleRead More
Census data for cyclists
Ever wondered how Sydney connects when it comes to cycle commuting? Check out our new graphic (in beta) on the link below which uses Census data to show how our communities connect to each other while on the daily commute. Latest visualisation here How does it work? Click, zoom and pan around the Sydney region to see which areas are connected (inbound and outbound) through cycle commuting. And here’s the source data: http://www.bts.nsw.gov.au/Statistics/Journey-to-Work/default.asp If any one is interested in the code used to create graphic please let us know and we’d be happy toRead More
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Posted On June 14, 2014By RideableIn Data, Transport, Visualisations

A new take on cycle mapping

Rideable has pulled in some data from the Census of 2011 as well as bicycle infrastructure layers from the Roads and Maritime Services to produce a new kind of map. You can click on the layers in the left hand navigation menu to switch off/on data as you like. This map includes: Journey to work data (Census 2011) for each council area of Sydney – check out how many people in your area cycle to work Cycleway infrastructure (separated cycleways, shared paths, road shoulders and mixed traffic) courtesy of RoadsRead More
New Map Coming
Rideable is pleased to announce a new map coming to our website this week. Now you can learn even more about your cycle network by clicking on a shared path or cycle lane in your area and seeing who maintains the infrastructure and the components that went into building it. We’ve also pulled in some nice census data from 2011 to help visualise how people in their LGA get to work. We sure have had fun making this map, we hope you enjoy it too. Coming this week on rideable.Read More